Yankees ink Gio González to minor league deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Yankees have signed free agent pitcher Gio González to a minor league contract. With his deal, he has received a spring training invitation.

He is receiving a massive pay cut after receiving $12 million between the Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers. González is expected to join the Yankees this week.

Former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Gio González makes a play on the ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 NLCS
Gio González makes a play on the ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 NLCS (Getty Images)

If he reaches the Yankees, he will receive $3 million.

This deal with González also has an opt-out. If he is not on the Yankees main roster by April 20th, he can be released.

New York is taking a low-risk gamble with this move. The Yankees have been dealing with injuries to their rotation.

The 33-year-old Hialeah, Florida native will be joining his fourth Big League roster if he can make it to the Yankees before April 20th. He has played for the Oakland Athletics, Nationals, and Brewers in his career.

After being acquired by the Brewers, he went 3-0 in five starts with a 2.13 ERA. He allowed seven runs (six earned runs), including two home runs, on 14 hits in 25 1/3 innings.

He also struck out 22 batters and walked 10.

He did not pitch in the Brewers NLDS series against the Colorado Rockies. However, he did make two starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He allowed two runs (two earned runs), including a home run, on three hits over three innings.

As a member of the Nationals, he went 86-65 with a 3.62 ERA in 213 starts, including three complete games and two shutouts. He allowed 537 runs (504 earned runs), including 99 home runs) on 1,123 hits over 1,253 1/3 innings.

With the Athletics, he went 38-32 with a 3.93 ERA in 95 appearances, including 89 starts. He also had three games finished and one complete game.

González allowed 258 runs (234 earned runs), including 55 home runs, on 491 hits over 535 1/3 innings.

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